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impetuous
used in Jane Eyre

5 uses
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impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
  • When I did speak, it was only to express an impetuous wish that I had never been born, or never come to Thornfield.
    Chapter 23 (54% in)
impetuous = impulsive (made without much thought)
  • Lastly, I saw Mr. Mason was submissive to Mr. Rochester; that the impetuous will of the latter held complete sway over the inertness of the former: the few words which had passed between them assured me of this.
    Chapter 20 (39% in)
  • I dangers dared; I hindrance scorned I omens did defy: Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by.
    Chapter 24 (87% in)
  • I saw plainly how you would look; and heard your impetuous republican answers, and your haughty disavowal of any necessity on your part to augment your wealth, or elevate your standing, by marrying either a purse or a coronet.
    Chapter 25 (53% in)
  • He looked and spoke with eagerness: his old impetuosity was rising.
    Chapter 37 (85% in)

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